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News from Shropshire Council's Tourism Officer

17th July 2012


Tim King has been busy coordinating the massive media interest in Much Wenlock’s Olympic heritage. Read on to find out more about the media coverage - it benefits everyone in the county. There are also links to find out what’s happening at the Shropshire hills & Ludlow Destination Partnership and details of a new Visit England rural Action Plan


Shropshire Hills AONB awarded the Europarc status

17th July 2012


This coveted award for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas means that Shropshire Hills joins a select club of protected landscapes across Europe

Shropshire Hills Shuttle Buses

17th July 2012


This year we are trialling a new linear Shuttle bus route between Much Wenlock and Church Stretton. The funding has come from the Shropshire Sustainable Transport Project.

AGM

17th July 2012


It was good to see members at our AGM at the Long Mynd hotel, as guests of its new owners, HF holidays. We also had a presentation from local accountants Andrews, Orme & Hinton on Cloud Accounting

Hill Valley welcomes walkers honouring Seve

17th July 2012


MACDONALD Hill Valley Hotel, Spa and Golf welcomed walkers travelling from London to Lytham in aid of a cancer charity.

Summer Fun For Families

17th July 2012


This summer holiday, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has created a range of new and exciting interactive ‘August Activities’ that will get families working together and having fun. Each week throughout August will have an exciting activity dedicated to it. These creative and fun workshops will run from 1st to 31st August and all materials for these hands-on sessions will be provided by the Museum. Workshops will run from 11.00am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm.

THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN IS TO HOST A MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ON SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 2012

17th July 2012


The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting ‘A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ for both children and adults on Saturday 4th August 2012. The special event will start at 11am and continue until 5pm and all children are admitted for free. ALL accompanying adults wearing a hat will also be admitted for FREE.

DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN TO HOST CHILDREN'S GARDEN GAMES THROUGHOUT JULY AND AUGUST 2012

17th July 2012


The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting Garden Games for children, daily from Saturday 21st July to Sunday 2nd September 2012. There are also educational garden trails for children. This special event admits all children up to the age of 18 for free and accompanying adult visitors at the discounted entrance price of £3.00.

Medieval Weekend at Hawkstone Historic Park and Follies

16th July 2012


The Follies at Hawkstone, in the heart of Shropshire, is set to host a weekend of medieval re-enactments. Across the August Bank Holiday, the location will become home to living history and blood thirsty battles from Les Miles Des Marches.

Grab a Curry for Charity this Saturday!

16th July 2012


The Shrewsbury Big Curry is taking place this Saturday 21 July in The Square to raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft's 'A Gorgeous Christmas' Exhibition, this November

13th July 2012


For the 7th year, The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft and the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust have come together to stage Shropshire's biggest contemporary craft fair which will be running over the weekend of November 17th and 18th.

Congratulations to Severn Valley Railway

12th July 2012


The 16-mile Kidderminster-to-Bridgnorth steam heritage line which attracts up to a quarter of a million visitors each year has been awarded the Bronze award in the 'Tourism Experience of the Year' category at the 2012 Visit England Awards.


Campers Swapping Tents for Caravans and Motorhomes

12th July 2012


Caravan dealership Salop Leisure has proved the old saying that every cloud has a silver lining - and there has certainly been plenty of clouds so far this summer!

New Flyer for Shrewsbury Market Hall

12th July 2012


The Market Hall in Shrewsbury has a new flyer and Kate Gittins, Site Facilities Manager, would be delighted if you would like to swing by to collect some for your visitors and guests. Or, alternatively, she can pop some in the post.


New Business Development Programme for the West Midlands

12th July 2012


A new Wolverhampton University ERDF-funded Business development programme has been launched which can give you access to cutting edge academic thinking and a significant contribution (30%) towards the cost of employing a graduate.

Shropshire cycling information for your visitors

12th July 2012


Shropshire Council produces over 30 cycle leaflets showing cycle routes across Shropshire. There are four series:

Do you have WiFi?

12th July 2012


Shropshire Tourism is now able to add a WiFi symbol to your web entry on www.shropshiretourism.co.uk and other district sites too. So, if you have this facility please email Emily at eharrison@shropshiretourism.co.uk so we can make sure your entry is up to date. Thank you.


Shropshire Tourism wins Brochure Contracts

12th July 2012


Following competitive tendering processes Shropshire Tourism is delighted to announce that we have been commissioned to produce more brochures than ever before; namely the 2013 Shropshire Hills & Ludlow brochure, 2013 Shrewsbury brochure and new-look town map and the 2013 Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Severn Valley Visitor Guide.


Shropshire Diamond Jubilee event is still on despite wet conditions

12th July 2012


Despite weeks of rain, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant at RAF Cosford is still going ahead as planned today(Thursday 12 July 2012).

Luxury hotel welcomes Belgian ‘foodie’ in new role

11th July 2012


AS a teenager, peeling potatoes in a Belgian seaside hotel was Jan Vandewalle’s first taste of hospitality work. Fifteen years later Jan has moved from the kitchen to the restaurant and has just been appointed Restaurant and Bar Manager at Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch.

Wenlock Hampers, a foodie treat for Christmas

11th July 2012


Taste a festive flavour of Shropshire with a delicious hamper packed with a selection of high quality artisan food and drink products in one handy box - perfect for a Christmas gift!


Welcome Songs at Wenlock Priory

11th July 2012


URGENT PARKING UPDATE

Wet and getting wetter - but SVR passengers beat the monsoons

10th July 2012


IT WAS the wettest June since records began, and ten days in, it looks as though July is making its own bid for an all-time rainfall record too. But the sun is shining on the Severn Valley Railway just now, for despite the monsoon weather, visitor figures and passenger numbers are actually holding up ahead of budget.

Show stopping finale at Cosford’s Open Air Prom

9th July 2012


An open air prom will be staged at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month raising money for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Members of the public are invited to attend the event which will feature an orchestra, flying display and fireworks spectacular, plus much more - raising money for the RAF’s leading welfare charity.

British Food Four Weeks at Maynard's

9th July 2012


A finance specialist in the motor trade, went on to supervise the team at Rick Stein's bakery section - a complete career change! We are now fortunate enough to have this high skilled artisan baker, baking for us in Shropshire.

Open Day at the Albrighton Moat Project

5th July 2012


A successful open day has taken place at the Albrighton Moat Project.

Shrewsbury Artists Open Doors to Public

5th July 2012


Shrewsbury artists will be throwing open their doors to the public for the 12th annual Open Studios event, which launches this weekend.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums join the London 2012 Festival - VIP Opening

5th July 2012


Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the London 2012 Festival and Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England were the guests of honour at the VIP opening of a unique, international art work in a former engine shed at Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

Budding Reporters' Special Assignment at Ludlow Touring Park

5th July 2012


Four budding journalists from Bishop Hooper Primary School in Ludlow, armed with pens, notepads and a camera, have been given a special reporting assignment.

Myth and Magic event at Hawkstone Park

5th July 2012


A Shropshire tourist attraction is to fall under the spell of the ‘Land of Elisard’ for two days as part of its annual Myth and Magic Weekend

Jesse J Hits The Right Note For Shrewsbury Caravan Park

3rd July 2012


Pop superstar Jessie J’s sell-out concert at the Quarry in Shrewsbury on July 6 has brought a boost to a five star caravan park in the town, which has reported a rise in weekend bookings.

Festival of the Gloucester Old Spot

2nd July 2012


On July 21st 2012 the first Festival of the Gloucester Old Spot will take place at Ludlow Food Centre and will include all things spotty and piggy.

The Shrewsbury Big Curry is Back!

2nd July 2012


Following the huge success of last year’s first ever Shrewsbury Big Curry, the event is back to raise more money for the county’s soldiers.

Hop & Stagger Brewery create an Apley Gamekeeper Pale [beer]

22nd July 2011


Husband & wife, Bob & Sam Hayes of the Hop & Stagger Brewery have recently moved into renovated farm buildings on the Apley Estate, very close to Apley Farm Shop where they’re selling their beers, including their newly created Apley label, Apley Gamekeeper Pale.
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